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Dissident Rabbi : the life of Jacob Sasportas

Author: Yaacob Dweck
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
In 1665, Sabbetai Zevi, a self-proclaimed Messiah with a mass following throughout the Ottoman Empire and Europe, announced that the redemption of the world was at hand. As Jews everywhere rejected the traditional laws of Judaism in favor of new norms established by Sabbetai Zevi, and abandoned reason for the ecstasy of messianic enthusiasm, one man watched in horror. Dissident Rabbi tells the story of Jacob  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Named Person: Jacob Sasportas; Shabbethai Tzevi; Jacob Sasportas; Shabbethai Tzevi; Yaʿaḳov Śaśporṭaś
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Yaacob Dweck
ISBN: 9780691183572 0691183570
OCLC Number: 1089429256
Description: xii, 483 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, maps, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Exile --
Authority --
Crowds --
Prophecy --
Christianity --
Aftermath --
Zealot --
Zion --
Other Titles: Life of Jacob Sasportas
Responsibility: Yaacob Dweck.


In 1665, as Jews abandoned reason for the ecstasy of enthusiasm for self-proclaimed Messiah Sabbetai Zevi, Jacob Sasportas watched in horror. Dweck tells the story of the Sephardic rabbi who  Read more...


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"Finalist for the National Jewish Book Award in Sephardic Culture" "Dweck's new book is not merely another study of the Sabbatian affair; it canvasses seventeenth-century Sephardic diaspora, rabbinic Read more...

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